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Ullmark blanks Caps in the shootout Sabres take 3 of 4 points on the road


Washington D.C.-- Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark looks to the rafters after getting his first win of the season as the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 in a shootout. Ullmark stopped 28 of 31 shots faced and stopped all 3 of Washington's shootout attempts. It has been a tough week for Ullmark as his father suddenly passed away just one week ago. He said, "It was been a tough week, but it feels good to get a win."

The Buffalo Sabres powerplay had a good night as they went 3-5, with Victor Olofsson, Eric Staal, and Colin Miller tallying the 3 regulation goals.

The Washington Capitals also had a good special teams night as they went 2-3 on the powerplay. T.J Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom were credited with 2 powerplay goals, while Justin Schultz potted the game's only even-strength goal.

There would be no action in overtime, and the game moved to a shootout. Jack Eichel shot first making a forehand backhand move before throwing a backhand over the pad of Washington goaltender Vitek Vanecek. Casey Mittlestadt shot second for the Sabres with a save made by Vanecek, and Taylor Hall, shooting third hit the post. Linus Ullmark would eventually stop all three of Washington's shooters.

This raps up the Sabres 2 game trip to Washington as they took one point of Friday in a 4-3 shootout loss, and pick up the extra point today. The Sabres will be back in KeyBank Center in Buffalo on Tuesday as they host the New York Rangers for the first time this season.

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